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Background and History


UPM Strategic Planning 2014-2015, Putra Global 200 (PG 200) aims at positioning Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in the world map as one of the top 200 universities by the year 2020.  In line with this mission, the role of Putra International has become more crucial to the university especially in the execution and implementation of the UPM’s internationalisation policy and strategy. This office is responsible to manage and administer various international related matters such as cross country mobility programmes; clients support services such as visa/pass, temporary accommodation,  transportation (airport pick up services) and welfare; as well as any other matters pertaining to cross-cultural issues.

Back in 1994, this portfolio was initially handled by the Public and International Affairs Division. Since then, there were several restructuring processes involving the changing of names, functions and job scopes. It was first known as Corporate Communications and International Division (2001), then International Relations Division (2002) and later, the International Centre (2009).

In 2011, the international portfolio has been reorganised and handled by UPM International Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary company under the UPM Holding, the private arm of the university.  However in 2013, for a better administration and supervision of international related matters, this portfolio was returned to UPM and managed by an office know as International Division (March 2013). Following the implementation of PG 200 strategy, this office underwent some improvisation and was rebranded as Putra International in May 2014. 

At present, the Centre handles issues on academic cooperation projects, student mobility, and visas and passes for students, expatriates and dependents.

Updated:: 21/08/2017 [azlida_jamil]


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